‘Very disappointed’: U. of Neb. officials respond to Big Ten decision
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Following the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the fall sports season, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) publicly responded.
UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, U. of Nebraska System President Ted Carter, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos, and Nebraska Head Football Coach Scott Frost all released a statement saying:
“We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play. Safety comes first. Based on the conversations with our medical experts, we continue to strongly believe the absolute safest place for our student athletes is within the rigorous safety protocols, testing procedures, and the structure and support provided by Husker Athletics. We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”
When asked about push-back from Husker officials, Big Ten Network Football Analyst Howard Griffith said “I love the fact that they are fighting for their players,” but at the end of the day “there is just too many unknowns”.
This is a developing story, we will keep you updated as new details are released.